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Department of Pediatrics Archives

How to trick a wily virus

Jul. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered how human antibodies induced during testing of an experimental “bird flu” vaccine kill the virus.

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Vanderbilt-led multi-center study looks at antibiotic choice for treating childhood pneumonia

Jun. 22, 2015—New Vanderbilt-led research shows hospitals are doing a better job of using antibiotics less commonly associated with antibiotic resistance to treat children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

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Retreat highlights pediatrics research at Vanderbilt

Jun. 9, 2015—Every day, physicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are looking for new and effective ways to care for their patients. Often that mission is carried out through clinical, basic and translational research across the institution and disciplines.

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Garrison named to NIH diversity working group

Jun. 4, 2015—Nanibaa' Garrison, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics and Anthropology, has been appointed to serve on the Working Group on Diversity, which is an arm of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Preventing early pregnancy complications

May. 20, 2015—The enzyme alkaline phosphatase may provide a new therapeutic option for women at high risk of pregnancy complications due to bacterial toxin exposure.

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Clayton receives leadership award from University of Iowa

Apr. 9, 2015—Ellen Wright Clayton, M.D., J.D., the Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of Law at Vanderbilt University, recently received the 2015 Frank H. Morriss Jr. Leadership Award from the University of Iowa.

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Contributors to coronavirus ‘fitness’

Feb. 24, 2015—Understanding the role that host membrane modification plays in coronavirus replication is essential for developing novel approaches to block the viruses that cause SARS and MERS.

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Discovery Lecture to explore acculturation’s impact on health

Feb. 19, 2015—Elena Fuentes-Afflick, M.D., MPH, an expert on the effect of acculturation — adoption of the cultural traits of another group — on health outcomes, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 26.

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Kidney disease impacts HDL function

Feb. 11, 2015—Chronic kidney disease impairs the protective functions of HDL, Vanderbilt researchers report this month.

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Physician-scientist is dream job for Vanderbilt’s Cassat

Dec. 4, 2014—Jim Cassat, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatric infectious disease specialist who joined the Vanderbilt faculty this summer, loves taking care of children with bone infections and doing research to understand the host-pathogen interactions during these invasive infections.

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Antibiotics, fetal vessel defect linked

Oct. 15, 2014—Certain antibiotics increase the risk of a congenital heart disorder called patency of the ductus arteriosis.

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Department of Pediatrics’ achievements, goals outlined

Sep. 4, 2014—Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP, detailed the Department of Pediatrics’ accomplishments over the past year and looked ahead in Tuesday’s annual State of the Department address.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

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Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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